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Uffizi Gallery - Florence

This is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens.
The Uffizi Gallery occupies the top floor of the large building erected by Giorgio Vasari between 1560 and 1580 to house the administrative offices of the Tuscan State. The Gallery was created by Grand-duke Francesco I and subsequently enriched by various members of the Medici family, who were great collectors of paintings, sculpture and works of art. The collection was rearranged and enlarged by the Lorraine Grand-dukes, who succeeded the Medici, and finally by the Italian State.

Firenze - Florence

Italy

Address:
Piazzale degli Uffizi

50122
Phone: +39 0552388651
Fax: +39 0552388694
Website: http://www.polomuseale.fi


 Permanent Collection Highlights (15)

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Permanent Collection

The Uffizi buildings house important collections: the Contini Bonacossi Collection and the Collection of Prints and Drawings (Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi).
The Vasari Corridor, the raised passageway connecting the Uffizi with the Pitti Palace, was built by Vasari in 1565. It is hung with an important collection of 17th-century paintings and the famous collection of artists’ Self-portraits.


Exhibitions

Uffizi Gallery The Pollaiolo Room
3 Dec 07 - 6 Jan 08

Precious memories
The Porcelain Museum Precious memories
19 Oct 07 - 28 Sep 08

Jacopo Sansovino. The papier-mâché Madonna of the Bargello
Bargello National Museum Jacopo Sansovino. The papier-mâché Madonna of the Bargello
29 Sep 07 - 7 Jan 08

Seventeenth-century Neapolitan painting from the Medici collections
Uffizi Gallery Seventeenth-century Neapolitan painting from the Medici collections
19 Jun 07 - 6 Jan 08


Previous Exhibitions

Marvels of sound. Musical Instruments of the Italian Baroque
Accademia Gallery Marvels of sound. Musical Instruments of the Italian Baroque
12 Jun 07 - extended to 9 Dec 07

Department of Prints and Drawings Florence 1944-1945. War Damage
18 Sep 07 - 25 Nov 07

Un inglese in Oltrarno
The Palatine Gallery Un inglese in Oltrarno
21 Sep 07 - 18 Nov 07

Marvels of sound. Musical Instruments of the Italian Baroque
Accademia Gallery Marvels of sound. Musical Instruments of the Italian Baroque
extended to 9 Dec 07
12 Jun 07 - 4 Nov 07

Roberto Fallani: glass 1990 - 1992
The Porcelain Museum Roberto Fallani: glass 1990 - 1992
17 May 07 - 28 Oct 07

The ancient garden from Babylon to Rome
The Boboli Gardens The ancient garden from Babylon to Rome
8 May 07 - 28 Oct 07

Verso una società MULTICULTURALE
21 Sep 07 - 14 Oct 07

"Babetto 1967-2007"
The 'Museo degli Argenti' (The Medici Treasury) "Babetto 1967-2007"
15 Jun 07 - 23 Sep 07

Musica in scena. Artists across the 70 years of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
The Gallery of Modern Art Musica in scena. Artists across the 70 years of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
extended to 4 Nov 07
24 Apr 07 - 9 Sep 07

Luca Pacioli’s chessmen
Department of Prints and Drawings Luca Pacioli’s chessmen
extended to 30 Sep 07
24 Jun 07 - 2 Sep 07

Giuseppe Garibaldi the history and the legend
The Costume Gallery Giuseppe Garibaldi the history and the legend
25 May 07 - 4 Jul 07

Sense and Sensibility
Uffizi Gallery - Sala delle Reali Poste Sense and Sensibility
15 May 07 - 1 Jul 07

Albrecht Dürer
Department of Prints and Drawings Albrecht Dürer...+ [ Read all ]


Forthcoming exhibitions

The Costume Gallery Appesi a un filo. La collezione di bottoni alla Galleria del Costume
11 Dec 07 - 27 Apr 08

Chimei Hamada. The donation to the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi
Department of Prints and Drawings Chimei Hamada. The donation to the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi
14 Dec 07 - 27 Jan 08

Rembrandt the engraver
Department of Prints and Drawings Rembrandt the engraver
14 Dec 07 - 27 Jan 08

Filippo Napoletano alla corte di Cosimo II de’ Medici (1617-1621)
The Palatine Gallery Filippo Napoletano alla corte di Cosimo II de’ Medici (1617-1621)
15 Dec 07 - 27 Apr 08

Fra Giovanni Angelico
Pittore miniatore o miniatore pittore?
Museum of San Marco Fra Giovanni Angelico
Pittore miniatore o miniatore pittore?
20 Dec 07 - 29 Mar 08

Il Pane degli Angeli
"I mai visti"
Uffizi Gallery - Sala delle Reali Poste Il Pane degli Angeli
"I mai visti"
20 Dec 07 - 31 Jan 08


Cost

Full price: € 6,50
Reduced: € 3,25

We should like to notify visitors that the Superintendent’s Office declines all responsibility regarding the cost of tickets booked online on commercial and private websites.

Free admission

European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
Groups of Italian and European schools accompanied by their teachers, with official authorisation from the school and with an advance booking.
Tourist guides with an official document
Tourist interpreters accompanying a group with an official document
Members of ICOM
Students or scholars of all nationalities, engaged on specific research, may apply for special permits for a limited period.

Other museums attached to the Uffizi

The Vasari corridor

At present the Corridor is included in the special tour known as the Percorso del Principe, starting from Palazzo Vecchio, arranged for small groups accompanied by a guide.For information and bookings contact Firenze Musei, Tel: +39 0552654321. Visits for students and scholars should be arranged with the Uffizi Gallery secretary.

Full price: € 28,50
Reduced: € 11,30

The price of the ticket is increased when a special exhibition is held in the Museum..
Department of Prints and Drawings

The Exhibition Room has the same hours as the Uffizi Gallery.
The Study Room is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8.30-13.30
Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30 –17.00
Closed on Saturday, public holidays and the month of August.

Free entrance
Museum of Musical Instruments

Tuesday to Sunday, 8,15 – 15,50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st, Christmas Day.

Full price: € ...+ [ Read all ]


Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday 8,15 – 18,50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.

Please note: Any rooms in the gallery which may be temporarily closed are indicated each day, both at the ticket office and along the queuing route. Such closures cannot always be scheduled in advance, since they are frequently caused by unforeseen shortages of security staff or technical reasons. Consequently, anyone purchasing a ticket some days before the actual visit may find that some rooms cannot be visited.
The management of the Museum would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Information and Booking

Contact Firenze Musei, Tel: +39 055294883
Booking charge : € 3,00 per person.


Getting there

By Airplane
To Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport, by shuttle bus VOLA IN BUS to the station of Santa Maria Novella.

By Car
To the station car park of Santa Maria Novella.

By Train
To the station of Santa Maria Novella.

By Bus
Bus service from Santa Maria Novella Station, bus 23.

By foot
From the station about 10 minutes through the town centre.

View the map http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/mappe/?m=1&p=2


Facilities

Disabled persons

Lifts at entrance and exit.

FACILITIES

Audio guide

Available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
Cost: individual € 4,65; double € 6,20.

Library

Access from the Uffizi Loggia.
Opening hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 9,00-13,30; Thursday and Friday 9,00-13,00.
Library

Bookshop

There are two museum shops, one at the entrance and another at the exit, where it is possible to buy guide books in various languages and objects inspired by works in the Gallery. At the entrance there is also a bookshop specialised in art publications.

Cloakroom

Near the entrance. Visitors must hand in umbrellas, large bags and backpacks.
There is no charge.

Café

There is a café, which also offers restaurant service, on the Gallery floor at the end of the tour. It is situated on the terrace above the Uffizi Loggia and commands a splendid view over the city.

Post Office

At the Gallery exit there is a post office which provides normal services, currency exchange, postage of objects acquired at the museum shop, collectors’ stamps.


Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

Up-to-date events info http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/eventi/


Education

Address
Via della Ninna, 5 - 50122 Firenze

Opening hours to the public:
Monday to Friday 9.00 - 13.00
Monday and Thursday afternoon opening 15.00 - 17.00
Saturday, on appointment.

The Education Department plans, organises and co-ordinates the educational services for the Florentine State Museums.

The missionof the Education Department, founded in 1970, is to promote knowledge of the Florentine State Museums in differentiated brackets of the general public, with its principal activity being directed at schools.

The material

The Education Department offers schools specially produced educational material.

40 publications addressed partly to teachers and partly to students.
34 slide series complete with text and prepared for loan.
21,000 slides that can be consulted on the paper and electronic catalogue, and a specialist library.



How to contact the Office
Tel. office: 0552388658; 055284272
Tel. Palazzo Pitti workshop: 055 2388617
Fax: 055 2388680
E-mail: didattica@polomuseale.firenze.it


Management
Maria Paola Masini, director
Jennifer Celani


Administration
Anna Floridia
Maria Letizia Regola
Sandra Tucci


Schools

Schools

Admission is free of charge.
Booking is compulsory and free of charge. Firenze Musei – Tel: +39 055290112
The list of visiting students and teachers on the institution’s letterhead stationery must be presented at the ticket office.
Educational assistance for Italian school visits can be arranged with Firenze Musei at the time of booking.
Cost: € 3.00 per student


Students

The Uffizi Library http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/biblioteche/bib_uffizi.asp

Nuova Biblioteca Palatina http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/biblioteche/bib_palatina.asp